Quality framework for daycare of children, childminding and school aged childcare


We have just published our new quality framework for daycare of children, childminding and school aged childcare.   

The primary purpose of the framework is for early learning and childcare (ELC) services to evaluate their own performance.  It will also be used by our inspectors to provide independent assurance about the quality of children’s experiences and outcomes.  By setting out what we expect to see in high-quality care and learning, it can help support improvement too.


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Conversation Cafés


We are hosting a series of Conversation Café's where we will be bringing care professionals together, in smaller groups, to ask questions about LGBT+ inclusion and to share learning and good practice.

These sessions are similar to webinars but feature smaller groups, there is no presentation, there are not multiple speakers, they are not recorded, they are more interactive and they are very flexibe and unstructured.

Register for the sessions here.


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Care Inspectorate report to the Scottish Parliament on inspections, 9 June 2021


The Care Inspectorate has laid before the Scottish Parliament a report of inspections it has carried out in care services in the past two weeks.

This report covers inspections we have completed since those detailed in our previous report to Parliament on 26 May 2021. 


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New Partnership Agreement between SSSC and the Care Inspectorate


The SSSC and the Care Inspectorate have signed off a new strategic Partnership Agreement, which reflects our greater collaboration and joint working. 

The agreement sets out our common aims, values and vision for the future in these challenging yet promising times for the social care sector. 


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Joint Inspections of Adult Support and Protection, Inverclyde.


A joint inspection of adult support and protection measures in Inverclyde has found clear strengths in ensuring adults at risk of harm are safe, protected and supported.

However, inspectors also identified areas which could further improve.


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